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Chinese Censors Struggle to Block Social Media Salutes to Nobel Winner Liu Xiaobo

The Chinese government worked very hard to erase the existence of Nobel Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, making it a criminal offense merely to mention his name. Nevertheless, Chinese citizens are finding clever ways to dodge the Beijing Internet police, celebrating the life of the famed democracy activist and mourning his death in custody this week.

HONG KONG - JUNE 29: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Pro-democracy protesters holds a sit-in demanding the release of activist Liu Xiaobo on the day of the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping on June 29, 2017 in Hong Kong. Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Hong Kong between June …

Internet Takeover Update: China’s ‘Consensus Net’ Goes Offline

A few months ago, China’s mildly iconoclastic Consensus Media Group began worrying about Beijing’s authoritarian crackdown on “liberal voices in mainland publications.” Since that time, one of the group’s magazines has ceased publication, management has been reshuffled at another, and the popular “Consensus Net” website has suddenly gone dark.

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